Dec 10, 2015

DeeJay Reviews: SCRUBS by @brookeharris_

by Brooke Harris

Series: Scrubs, Part One
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 4, 2015
Format: eBook
Source: Provided by the author and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review

I like fast cars, beautiful women and great sex.
I hate drugs. I can’t stand the idiots who take them and I loathe the bastards who supply them. Drugs cost me my whole world.
I wear many faces; right now I’m Doctor Lucas Callaghan and I’ll be him until I get my revenge.
My real name will be the last words to ever pass their lips.

I hate my name, Aoife Brennan, as soon as people hear it they treat me differently because of my father.
Medical school isn’t my dream, it’s his. But, it’s the least I owe him after everything I’ve done. I’m trying to be a good girl, but even good girls make mistakes.

He’s lying about who he is, she’s kidding herself about who she can be. They’re polar opposites with one very big secret in common. 

As this was just part one of a serial, it was a very short read. The author jumps right into the story and lays down the premise immediately. This series is labeled as a contemporary romance, which it is. But there is also a layer of suspense too. Lucas, the male MC, is undercover as a doctor to try and get revenge on the man that he feels was responsible for the death of his fiancee. He meets Aoife, the female MC, who is a student at the medical school he is pretending to me a visiting doctor, after a sting goes bust and he ends up babysitting her best friend. Long story, but their initial meeting is anything but romantic. It was actually kind of funny. But there was an attraction there even if it was shallow.

I can't say I liked either MC in Scrubs. I didn't dislike them, but they didn't really leave me with any lasting impressions. I did like the fact that Aoife seemed to be able to read Lucas as well as he could read her. His inner thoughts often praised her intelligence and I think this had something to do with it. I think its part of her appeal to him and vice versa. I also think she is attracted to his bold nature and the way he calls her on her shit even though she is constantly whining about it. So I can see the attraction there.

Even though I'm not the biggest fan of the characters, I'm more of a fan of the premise and seeing how it all pans out, especially with the way part one ended. Didn't see that coming. I'm definitely interested in seeing what happens next and can recommend this for those of you who like serials and don't mind cliffhangers. Overall, an okay read and it's worth checking out.

USA Today bestselling author Brooke Harris is a self diagnosed romance addict. Realising at the age of seven that being a real person and not a cartoon character may prove a hindrance when applying for a role as a Disney Princess, she decided to create her own stories. As a grown up Brooke tried swapping the heels and tiaras in her stories for sex and revenge and published her first book, Rules of Harte in 2014. The Harte Series went on to become a #1 international bestseller.

Brooke lives in Kildare, Ireland with her young family. She daydreams about a climate where it doesn’t rain every day, but secretly she loves the green fields and heritage of Ireland.

Brooke also writes Psych-thriller under the pseudonym Janelle Harris.

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